Bryant was born in 1964 in Yonkers, New York. He was born to Angela and Martin Bryant. Martin Bryant was a lieutenant during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Bryant didn't meet his father until 1970; after he returned from his sixth tour in Vietnam. Martin died in Hanoi after being imprisoned in the Hanoi Hilton. Angela became a dedicated mother and supported Mark at every endevour.
After graduating high school in 1980, Bryant enlisted into the Armed Forces. He graduated West Point in 1982. Bryant first proved himself in October 1983, during the invasion of Grenada. He led a platoon into the battle and actually captured Cuban regulars on the second day of the invasion. After Grenada, Bryant was promoted to Captain. He would later prove himself again during the First Gulf War.
The Gulf WarEdit
In 1990, Bryant was promoted to Major and commanded a Battalion. In January 1991, Bryant led his men into Kuwait during the Gulf War. His Battalion would eventually take over 12,000 hostages; many Iraqi soldiers. As Coalition forces surrounded Kuwait City, Bryant's men were on standby for any Iraqi stragglers. After the Gulf War ended, newly minted Lieutenant Coronel Mark Bryant headed back to the States.
Bosnia - 1998Edit
After the Gulf War, Bryant was stationed in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In 1995, Bryant was sent to El Paso, Texas; placed as commander of a National Guard unit. In 1998, Bryant was sent to Bosnia; a newly minted Coronel; Bryant commanded an army of 10,000 men. As Serb militants intiated ethnic cleansing throughout Bosnia, Bryant's men seized thousands of Serbs. By 1999, Bryant was a Brigadier General and was sent back to the states again.
Afghanistan - 2000sEdit
After 9/11, Bryant was deployed to Afghanistan; placed as Deputy Commander of the 101st Airborne. Bryant would led thousands of men; fighting off Al-Qaeda and the Taliban in hundreds of battles. Bryant would remain in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2012. By the time of 2012, he was a Lieutenant General.
The Border Crisis - 2014Edit
In February 2014, Bryant commanded 100,000 National Guard soldiers amassed on the northern banks of the Rio Grande River in Texas. 450,000 coup regime soldiers approached the US. Bryant and other Generals fought off the Mexicans until every last one was back in Mexican soil. After the Mexican Government regains power, Bryant leaves the National Guard.